Pope names 4 Chinese bishops as members of the Synod on the Eucharist

18/10/2005
Pope to write letter to Chinese bishops invited to Synod
Pope will personally answer the letter send by Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng to express his regrets for not being able to come to the Synod. Mgr Kondrusiewicz, Bishop of Moscow, speaks about the situation of Russian Catholics, expressing hope Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Aleksij II can meet each other.
01/10/2005
Beijing's "no" shatters the illusion that something has changed
But with his invitation to the 4 bishops, Benedict XVI has succeeded in reinforcing the sense of unity among all Chinese Catholics.
30/09/2005
China's 4 bishops will not attend Synod
16/09/2005
Negotiations still on for Chinese bishops' Rome visit
Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Bureau of Religious Affairs, tones down rhetoric.
12/09/2005
Chinese Bishops invited to Rome: government has the last word

The invitation has displeased a spokesperson of the Patriotic Association.  But Catholics are happy and honoured. 

09/09/2005
Synod on Eucharist: Vatican-appointed Chinese bishops speak
Mgrs Jin of Shanghai and Li Duan of Xian may have health problems and Mgrs Li Jingfeng of Fengxiang and Wei Jingyi of Qiqihar may be excited about their appointment, but they are all waiting with trepidation what the Chinese government will do. "The nominations are a sign of friendship towards China".
08/09/2005
Mgr Wei Jingyi (Profile)
08/09/2005
Mgr Aloysius Jin Luxian (Profile)

 

08/09/2005
Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng (Profile)
08/09/2005
Mgr Anthony Li Duan (Profile)
08/09/2005
Pope names 4 Chinese bishops as members of the Synod on the Eucharist